The Michigan Banner Goes Up Close with Michael Webster

mwCandidate for the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners District 11

MB: What does a County Commissioner do?
Webster: They approve budgets; oversee spending and hiring of county employees. Commissioners serve as the executive branch of local government, levying local taxes, administering county governmental services such as prisons, courts, property registration and public works to name a few.

MB: Why are you running for this position?
Webster: I have been a resident of Saginaw nearly all of my adult life and in that time I have grown to appreciate the rich history of this county’s past transformations and demonstrated resilience. I want to drive a resurgence of economic development and prosperity to encourage our residents to stay in this community and provide a continual high-­‐‑quality and well-­‐‑balanced life for their families.

MB: What experience will you bring to the board?
Webster: I’ve had more than 25 years of experience working for (Dow Corning, Dow Chemical, Accenture) and advising a broad list of fortune 50 companies on organizational change and transformation. I’ve held various leadership roles that addressed global sustainable development challenges around the world to include economic development, poverty alleviation and safe water initiatives. I want to put my collective experience to use for the benefit of our county.

  • Michael loves Saginaw and has earned his MBA from Central Michigan University and Bachelors of Business Management from Hampton University, Hampton, VA. He serves as a Saginaw YMCA Board Member.
  • Endorsed by UAW Region 1D, Michael Hanley Chair of the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Saginaw Central Labor Council. County Commissioners Cheryl Hadsall and Robert “Moe” Woods.
  • Michael Webster resides in the city of Saginaw with his wife Karen and their two sons Micah and Daniel. They are devoted members of New Covenant Christian Center Church here in Saginaw and are dedicated supporters of their community.

MB: What experience are you most proud of?
Webster: My grandfather was a soldier and like him I’m extremely proud of my 21 years of military experience in serving our country in the US Army and Michigan Army National Guard. I’ve served Michigan as the State Public Affairs Officer and locally as the Commander of 1-­‐‑125 Infantry Company here in Saginaw, MI. These experiences have shaped the leader that I am today.

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